Albania’s unemployment rate stood at 12.8% in Q2 of 2013, unchanged from the previous three quarters, the statistics office informed. The number of unemployed Albanians declined by 0.9% y/y and 0.1 q/q to 141,850 in January to June 2013.
The country’s labour force increased by 1.2% y/y and by 0.1 q/q to 1.106mn in Q2. Private companies, operating in the non-agriculture sector, increased their staff by 0.4% q/q and 7.6% y/y. On the other hand, employment in the public sector declined by 0.5% y/y to 163,800 in Q2 2013.
The average monthly wage in the public sector rose 5.9% y/y nut remained unchanged on a quarterly basis at ALL 51,700 (EUR 369.6).
|Labour force survey|
|Q2 2012||Q3 2012||Q4 2012||Q1 2013||Q2 2013|
|Labour Force ('000)||1,093||1,107||1,108||1,106||1,106|
|a) in public sector||165||164||164||164||164|
|b) in non-agricultural private sector||262||273||278||281||282|
|c) in agricultural private sector||524||529||524||519||519|
|Total unemployment ('000)||143||142||142||142||142|
|Unemployment rate %||13.1||12.8||12.8||12.8||12.8|
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